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Mat Kearney Hits the Road Again For New Album, 'Young Love' – Seattle Date in February


Indie Rock artist Mat Kearney is seemingly a touring machine. He spent fall and winter of 2011 performing all along the East Coast and has just released another string of dates starting in mid-January covering the Southern states, the Pacific Northwest, and onto Southern California. He’s a busy man, but when you’ve just released your best album yet the six week tour ahead of him will undoubtedly be a huge success.

It’s very possible you’ve seen him in Seattle recently. For a show in December, Kearney opened for Florence and the Machine and helped to sell out WaMu theater. He had a long streak of selling out venues on his last tour in cities like Boston, New York, and Chicago, so it goes without saying that this will also be the case on the second leg of his Young Love tour.

Young Love was released in August 2011, and is full of the sort of songs Kearney is known for. His brand of music is what this writer listens to when falling into or out of love. His songs are thoughtful, warm, emotional. It’s very fitting that he plays the Showbox at the Market on February 16th, two days after Valentines Day. Lovers will be out in full force at this show, singing along to songs like the hit single ‘Hey Momma‘ and my personal favorite, ‘Young Dumb and in Love.’

Young Love is Kearney’s 3rd full length album, and a fan favorite. The songs range from upbeat and catchy (like the aforementioned ‘Young Dumb and in Love’) to incredibly thoughtful and emotional. In tracks like ‘Rochester’ and ‘Down,’ he goes beyond the classic love song he’s so great at writing. In Rochester especially, a complicated story of father and son unfolds that breaks your heart. Kearney truly outdid himself with this album, and such will be the case for his performances on this second leg of his North American tour.

For dates and locations of upcoming shows, please visit Kearney’s website, Tickets are currently available for his Seattle show at Showbox at the Market on February 16th, and are $23 dollars in advance, $25 day of show. However, with a track record of selling out venues across the country, don’t hold off too long – this show is going to be the perfect way to spend a Thursday night in February.